CANopen DeviceExplorer

CANopen DeviceExplorer

The CANopen DeviceExplorer is a versatile tool for development, testing, diagnostics and service tasks. It provides CANopen master functionalities and allows the analysis and configuration of CANopen devices. Information about each CANopen device are read from the electronic data sheet of the device (EDS or XDD format), or they can be scanned directly from the device. Using standardized device configuration files (DCF) device configurations can be saved or imported. Additionally, data of entire CANopen networks can be stored in project files.

The CANinterpreter, is already included in standard version as CAN-Analyzer tool. It allows monitoring of the CAN-Bus in real time and supports starting and diagnosis of networks. User is able to see messages transmitted to the bus as raw CAN-Telegrams (CAN Layer 2) or interpreted as CANopen message (CAN Layer 7). An optional recording of data transmission allows an offline analysis afterwards. CANopen DeviceExplorer shows CAN-Messages with hardware timestamps, generated by SYS TEC electronic USB-CANmodules. Combined with Process Data Linker plug-in CANopen DeviceExplorer becomes an all-embracing tool for entire functionalities like planning, implementing, analysis and debugging.

Extended hardware support
SYS TEC electronic offers extraordinary hardware support for CAN-Bus interfaces of various manufacturers. You are not limited to a particular supplier.

Features / Benefits

CANopen DeviceExplorer

  • Saving and loading of device and network configurations
  • project-oriented network configurations based on CANopen EDS and DCF files
  • online and offline access to object dictionary of CANopen devices
  • integrated CANopen master functionalities like: NMT commands (Start/Stop network), node guarding (Start/Stop Guarding & Heartbeat), configuration of PDOs (Mapping & Communication Parameter), reset of CANopen devices (Reset Communication, Reset Node)
  • integrated CAN-Analyzer for real time bus monitoring like display of CAN telegrams (CAN Layer 2), Interpretation of CANopen messages (CAN Layer 7)
  • recording of CAN-Telegrams and interpretation afterwards
  • displaying and manually transmission of PDOs
  • interpretation of CAN-Data according to user specifications
  • download of device and network configuration via CAN-bus
  • network scan for detection of devices connected to the bus
  • transmission of CAN messages or sequences in single or periodic


CANopen DeviceExplorer PDL (Process Data Linker) plug-in
completes CANopen DeviceExplorer to all-embracing tool for planning and commissioning of complex CANopen networks. It interconnects Process Data Objects of different devices in appropriate PDOs. Required communication and mapping entries are created and stored in DCF files of involved devices. On request configuration data could be transmitted to according devices and stored persistently. With just a few clicks linkage of devices can be defined. Detailed knowledge of CANopen is not necessary and PDO linking is done with only a little effort.

CANopen DeviceExplorer LSS Master plug-in
provides all LSS master services and facilitates development of CANopen devices. Bit rate and node-ID of LSS slaves are adjustable by CAN-Bus from a distance. Scan of network and semiautomatic allocation of node-IDs for entire network is also supported.

CANopen DeviceExplorer CiA 402 plug-in
offers to control the state machine of a CANopen drive according to CiA 402. The Profile Position and Velocity Mode module allows for the configuration of parameters like acceleration, velocity, deceleration as well as target position.

CANopen DeviceExplorer SRDO plug-in
contains an additional dialog for CANopen DeviceExplorer and provides a consistent configuration of CiA 304 compliant Safety Relevant Data Objects (SRDO) and secure transmission of process data.

CANopen DeviceExplorer Script plug-in
is based on JavaScript, expand with CANopen specific commands to send and receive SDOs, PDOs and NMT messages. Using a graphic UI Designer own user interfaces can be created. So user specific test or service applications can be implemented easily.


CANopen DeviceExplorer for Windows CANopen DeviceExplorer for Windows
P/N SO-1124 - Evaluation version 2.3.2
*Please note the shown plug-ins are not included in standard version of CANopen DeviceExplorer.
37 MB

Ordering Information

Available order numbers:

P/N Description
3930005 CANopen DeviceExplorer (Win)
includes single-user license for CANopen DeviceExplorer for Windows, Documentation
3930010 CANopen DeviceExplorer Bundle (Win)
includes single-user license for CANopen DeviceExplorer for Windows, USB-CANmodul1 with device drivers, Cables, Documentation
3933001 CANopen DeviceExplorer PDL plug-in
*Use of this plug-in requires CANopen DeviceExplorer software
3933000 CANopen DeviceExplorer LSS plug-in
*Use of this plug-in requires CANopen DeviceExplorer software
3933005 CANopen DeviceExplorer CiA 402 plug-in
*Use of this plug-in requires CANopen DeviceExplorer software
3933006 CANopen DeviceExplorer SRDO plug-in
*Use of this plug-in requires CANopen DeviceExplorer software
3933002 CANopen DeviceExplorer Script plug-in
*Use of this plug-in requires CANopen DeviceExplorer software